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Creators of Switch Emulator Yuzu Surrender to Nintendo's Demands and Settle Out of Court

Today we learn that Nintendo and Tropic Haze, the creators of the popular free Switch emulator Yuzu, have agreed to settle out of court following the recent lawsuit filed by the house of Mario and…

March 4, 2024 | 02:41 EST

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Nintendo Sues Creators of Switch Emulator Yuzu

Nintendo has filed a civil lawsuit against creators of the popular free Switch emulator Yuzu Tropic Haze with the US District Coury of Rhode Island in an attempt to shut down a major player in the…

February 27, 2024 | 05:54 EST

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Wii And GameCube Emulator Dolphin Headed To Steam In Q2 2023

Popular Wii and GameCube emulator Dolphin is finally heading to Steam this year, and the creators have chosen some pretty amusing words to describe the emulator on its new Steam page. Naturally,…

March 28, 2023 | 03:02 EDT

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Android PS2 Emulator Dev Quits After Receiving "Death Threats"

It's a dark day for the Android emulation community, as one of the leading PS2 emulators on the platform has decided to call it quits. The dev behind AetherSX2 says he's received "complaints, demands…

January 5, 2023 | 11:03 EST

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(Updated) Denuvo Switch DRM Will Block Legal Emulation

Update: Denuvo replied to our request for comment with what can only be described as complete apathy towards legal emulation. We asked them what would happen if a user wanted to buy a Switch game and…

August 24, 2022 | 10:45 EDT

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PlayStation Plus Premium NTSC Classics Are Coming

Sony has confirmed that it will be bringing NTSC versions of its PlayStation Plus Premium Classics lineup to PAL regions. The company says regions like Europe, Africa, and Oceania will get NTSC…

June 23, 2022 | 10:40 EDT

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Unofficial Ocarina of Time PC Port 'OpenOcarina' is Out

A new Ocarina of Time PC port has finally launched. OpenOcarina is here and you can get it right now, but you won't quite be able to just download some files and immediately start playing it. The…

March 16, 2022 | 03:31 EDT

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Dolphin Emulator Steam Deck Release Teased by Devs

A Dolphin Emulator Steam Deck release has been teased by the developers of the popular emulation software for Nintendo Wii and GameCube. Valve's Steam Deck is an upcoming handheld gaming PC that is…

February 18, 2022 | 02:38 EST

A screenshot of Fight Night Round 2, which made use of a SNES emulator in the GameCube version.

Legendary SNES Emulator SNESTicle Freed Using NSA Tools

Swedish programmer Johannes Holmberg has been tinkering with the 2005 Electronic Arts game Fight Night Round 2 in order to reverse-engineer the SNESticle, a SNES emulator and predecessor to the…

January 13, 2022 | 09:27 EST

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Newgrounds Working on Open-Source Emulator to Preserve Flash Content

Newgrounds announced last Friday plans to preserve Flash content on the web. Used for everything from animations to games, Flash had a considerable presence on the site. Creators across the globe…

August 27, 2019 | 07:29 EDT


Retroarch Is Bringing High Quality Emulation To Steam This Month

Famous open-source software Retroarch will be making its way to Steam for the first time later this month. Retroarch is a freely available piece of software that can emulate a great number of…

July 13, 2019 | 11:21 EDT

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SNES Games and More May Be Coming To Switch Online Service

Last year with the launch of Nintendo Switch online a collection of NES games became playable as part of the package. While many of these NES games are just straight emulations of the classic…

January 13, 2019 | 09:00 EST

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Console Modding and Save Game Editors Now Illegal in Japan

Console modding and save game editors are now illegal in Japan. A recent change to the "Unfair Competition Prevention Law" (不正競争防止法) has added three new restrictions for gamers in Japan (and some…

January 2, 2019 | 06:16 EST


Soulja Boy Cranks it with the Release of Two SouljaGame Consoles

Haterz get mad, because Soulja Boy is in the video game console business with his new Soulja Game Console and SouljaGame Handheld. The SouljaGame Console and Handheld are basically glorified…

December 5, 2018 | 05:01 EST

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Nintendo Switch Now Running Emulated N64 and Gamecube Games

It was bound to happen sooner or later. The Nintendo Switch has been hacked through an exploit in the games hardware, and now homebrewers are beginning to upload emulation support for tons of older…

July 6, 2018 | 02:39 EDT

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GPD Win 2 Announced, Costs $699 and Releasing in 2018

Shenzhen-based GamePad Digital has announced the palmtop "GPD Win 2" portable gaming system, set to cost $699 and release sometime in 2018. The portable handheld promises vast improvements over the…

December 21, 2017 | 08:33 EST


Atlus Attempts to Shut Down PS3 Emulator Patreon

In a series of events beginning yesterday with PS3 Emulator RPCS3 removing all mentions of Atlus' RPG Persona 5 from their website and patreon, information has emerged as to why that happened. The…

September 27, 2017 | 12:43 EDT

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E3 2017 - Phil Spencer Wants to Bring Xbox Emulation to PC

The Xbox E3 conference this year had several big announcements, including the plans to provide backwards compatibility for original Xbox titles. One extra tidbit of information, however, is further…

June 15, 2017 | 12:55 EDT

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Wii Shop Channel Now Works on Dolphin Emulator

Have you ever wanted to enter your credit card information into an emulator? In Dolphin Emulator's newest update, now you can. With the new update to the Dolphin Emulator, you can connect to Nintendo…

March 18, 2017 | 08:51 EDT

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Primal Rage 2 Made Playable on Emulation

Primal Rage 2, the cancelled sequel to the 1994 fighting game Primal Rage, has finally been made playable on emulation. The game, originally developed by Atari in 1995, was slated for a 1996 release…

March 15, 2017 | 04:12 EDT

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Demon's Souls Is Now Playable On The RPCS3 Emulator

In what can only be considered as an astounding technical achievement, Demon's Souls is now playable on the RPSC3 emulator, a feat that was previously thought to be either impossible or something…

March 12, 2017 | 08:45 EDT

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[UPDATED] RetroPie Victim of Trademark Fraud in the US

March 5th Update: responded to us, saying they are in the process of transferring the trademark to RetroPie. RetroPie confirmed this, saying that RGC will cancel their…

March 1, 2017 | 08:55 EST

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[Updated] Future of SNES Preservation Project in Danger

Update: The USPS has delivered the package's wrapper along with a form letter instructing byuu how to better prevent damage to future shipments. Byuu's frustration with the USPS continues to increase…

February 14, 2017 | 08:25 EST


N64 Emulator Pulled from Xbox One Store

An N64 emulator appeared on the Xbox One Store on Sunday, and it only took two days for Microsoft to remove the app from the console's marketplace. The emulator, titled Win64e10, wasn't really…

September 28, 2016 | 09:50 EDT


Sony Launching PS2 Games On PS4 Tomorrow Starting With Fan Favorites

September 9th, 1995 marks the release of the original Playstation in North America and Sony is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release, and looking back on Playstation 2 right now.…

December 5, 2015 | 12:27 EST

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Dark Cloud and Playstation 2 Emulation Details Leaked for PS4

In late November, Sony confirmed that Playstation 4 would indeed be receiving the ability to emulate Playstation 2 games in the future. Little was said past that fact, so we didn't know whether or…

December 4, 2015 | 02:09 EST


PS2 Emulation Confirmed by Sony for PS4

Sony has confirmed that it is working on bringing Playstation 2 titles to the Playstation 4 using emulation technology. First reported by Digital Foundry, who noticed several games added that…

November 20, 2015 | 10:40 EST

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To Emulate or not to Emulate

I started playing a Megaman game for the first time. Before you start making sarcastic comments about how I should try Pong next, you have to note that the NES and SNES were never really popular in…

April 10, 2015 | 09:00 EDT

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Fire Emblem hits WiiU Virtual Console

People have accused Nintendo for years of making the same game over and over again, and they do rely a lot on the same brands. One thing Nintendo do the most of likely, is rereleasing and backwards…

December 4, 2014 | 09:46 EST

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Nintendo Files Patent for Game Boy Emulator

Nintendo may soon be bringing classic games to mobile devices everywhere a newly filed patent at the United States Patent Office reveals. The patent is for the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy…

November 30, 2014 | 03:31 EST